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247th Family Court
Judge Janice Berg
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 15th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
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Court Staff
Court Phone: (713) 274-1247
Fax Number: (713) 274-1254
Associate Judge: Hon. Bethany Arnold
Clerk: Ann Rodriguez(713) 274-1247
Assistant Clerk: Sherise Dickerson(713) 274-1247
Coordinator: Victor Almendarez(713) 274-1247
Bailiff: Michael Hutchinson(713) 274-1247
Bailiff: Joe Williams(713) 274-1247
Court Reporter: Karen DeShetler(713) 274-1268
Court InformationTop

245th, 247th, and 308th District Court's Joint Policies and Procedures

You may now schedule your hearing directly on this page (just scroll down) or use the direct link here.

ATTENTION: Policies in Effect During COVID-19

The following applies only to the 245th, 247th, and 308th District Courts and is effective immediately. Until further notice, all hearings will be heard by Zoom or considered by submission, except as otherwise scheduled with leave of court.  Please do not appear in person at the courthouse unless you have prior verification from the court that your case is set for an in-person hearing or trial.

Late Calls:

If running late for a hearing, email 247late@justex.net and include: 1) cause number; 2) name of attorney checking in late; 3) time estimate; and 4) if in another court, what court they can be located. Please copy all necessary parties to the email.


Email the share link for exhibits, prior to your Zoom hearing, to 247exhibits@justex.net.

Live Streams:

Judge Janice Berg
Associate Judge Arnold 

The July 6, 2020 trial docket has been divided into three VIRTUAL DOCKETS to occur on the following dates and times: 7/6 at 8:30 am, 7/6 at 11:00 am, and 7/13 at 8:30 am. These virtual dockets will be called on ZOOM, Meeting ID: 477-832-9893. Each case has been updated on the District Clerk’s website to reflect the virtual docket date and time. You can also click here for the virtual docket list for the July 6, 2020 trial docket.

To monitor your
case, please refer to the Harris County District Clerk's website, www.hcdistrictclerk.com.

Online Scheduling


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